How to Download Embedded SWF files using Firefox

Downloading SFW Files – In the following tutorial I cover the process of downloading SWF (flash) files directly to your Computer using the built in Page info/Media functionality in Firefox. This enables a user to download any flash swf file that might be embedded in a webpage without using any additional software.

How to Download Embedded SWF files:

First off, if you don't already have it, you'll need firefox:
Firefox 3

  1. Open up Firefox and navigate to the Webpage that contains the embedded Flash SWF file that you would like to download
  2. Anywhere in the empty space on the page, right click and select the Page info option:
  3. Page Info

  4. Next, select the Media tab from the Page Info menu
  5. Scroll down the list and select the .swf file from the list. It should be listed as an embedded type
  6. Once the item has been selected, you can click the Save As button to save the .swf flash file to your computer:
  7. Saving Embedded SWF files to your PC

Note: If you want to play your .swf files that you have downloaded, I highly recommend THIS Flash Player. It can be run from a portable USB device as well.